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Management

John F. Kobell
General Manager
214-778-2600

John was born in New York and got to Texas as soon as he could in 1969. John has had a passion for cars, and anything else with a motor, ever since he could remember.

When he is not at work he can most likely be found restoring a car, motorcycle or even old gas pumps.

When John is not working on his cars, he enjoys going to the Mavericks and Stars games.

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New & Pre Owned

Matt Milligan
New & Pre Owned Director
214-778-2758

Matt, a lifelong resident of California, is new to Texas and is settling in nicely into Plano with his wife and son. Matt joined the car business at the very young age of 18 at what was supposed to be 'just a summer job" and he never left. Over his 20 year career, Matt has worked progressively through sales and finance and ultimately finding his real passion for used vehicle and dealership operations.  Matt enjoys working with employees and customers to create long lasting relationships and helping to change the car industry one deal at a time. As a testament to this, Matt has received several awards over the years for Sales and Customer Satisfaction Excellence and takes great pride in these achievements. During his down time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, especially trying new local restaurants and getting to experience the greater Dallas metroplex."

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Eddie Sanchez
Assistant Manager
214-778-2719

Eddie is a native Texan whose family is from Costa Rica. He's held many positions in his automotive careers such as, porter, service advisor, salesman, new car sales manager and finance manager. He ran with the Olympic torch in 1996 for Classic BMW and donated a kidney in 2004. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful daughter, and wonderful dog, Lewis. He spends as much free time as possible on his sportbike when the weather allows. Eddie loves to travel, work out and and spend time with his family.

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Sales

Jeffrey Stanton
Motoring Advisor
214-778-2639

I was born in Denver Colorado and raised in Kansas and Nebraska. My family moved to Texas 7 years ago {we got here as soon as we could}. I have been in the automotive industry for many years holding various positions but I find that sales is my passion. I enjoy helping my customers find just the right car. I have spent the last 3 years learning all I could about the MINI Cooper and becoming a Motorer myself. I currently own a 2013 Thunder Grey, JCW GP2. I have been married to my beautiful bride for 3 wonderful years and we look forward to expanding our family in the near future. In my spare time I enjoy fixing up cars and giving them to those in need.

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Doug Groves
Motoring Advisor
214-778-2769

Doug has roots in Mississippi, and is a native of Memphis Tennessee. He loves the Blues & BBQ & Elvis!, He grew up in Arkansas and is still a Razorback at heart! - He has been a Texan for more than half of his life.  Doug takes great pride in providing excellent customer service for all of his clients.

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Wallyed Alekozia
Motoring Advisor
214-778-2684

A native Californian born in Fremont who moved to the Plano area in 2015 and started his automotive career at Ford. He joined the MINI of Plano family in October 2018 and focuses on client relationships as his number one priority. Wallyed is also an avid automotive enthusiast as well as a photographer and is fluent in Farsi. He also enjoys traveling, eating, hunting and exploring. Wallyed is a die-hard Oakland based Sports Team fan. He has also owned numerous BMWs from the legendary E30 325i to his E63 650i. Aside to spending time with his family, Wallyed also enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and his Great Pyrenees and Mastiff mix, Brewster. 

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Kevin Bryan
Genius
214-778-2664

Kevin is a native Texan who lives in McKinney. His love for cars and spending time with customers brought him to MINI of Plano. He currently attends college at the University of North Texas. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading books and working on his computer.

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Alex Miles
214-778-2600


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Service

Chuong Nguyen
Service Director
214-778-2701

Chuong grew up in Texas and currently resides in Dallas. He started his automotive career in 2001. Married to his wonderful wife, and she has blessed him with three beautiful children. In his free time he mostly spends it with his family and friends. You will usually catch Chuong with a smile on his face. Chuong believes humor is good for the soul.

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Robert Jones
Service Manager
214-778-2600


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Jacob Meyer
Service Advisor
214-778-2597

Jake graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas before going to college in Iowa. He started his automotive career in 2011 at MINI. When he is not at work, you will find him working on his two MINIs and attending track days. He purchased his first MINI in 2007, starting his passion for the brand.

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Brandon Ruppman
Service Advisor
214-778-2600

Brandon is a native Texan, born and raised in Allen TX where he played football for the Allen Eagles during High school. Brandon has been in the automotive industry for 3 years where he started off as a valet and worked his way up to Service Advisor.

 Brandon is determined to make sure he provides the greatest customer service possible to all of his clients. When he's not working he loves to hunt, fish, and hang out with friends on the weekends.  

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Parts

Danny Gallup
Parts Director
214-778-2653

Danny is a native Texan. He has been in the automotive industry since 1991. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.

When the weather is right you might also find him enjoying the outdoors with a tent and a fishing pole.

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Chip Kimberling
Parts Manager
214-778-2652

I've been with Classic BMW for almost 20 years and I am excited to move over to MINI. I'm married to my lovely wife Tara and, together we have four great kids, and four wonderful grandkids that keep us busy.

When I'm not at work, we like to travel all over the USA to see the wonderful country side, and enjoy camping in our RV. I race dirt bikes, play bass guitar, and love my Dallas Cowboys.

                               

            
       
     

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John Odom
Parts Counter
214-778-2669

John is the youngest of seven children and born in Oklahoma. He has spent most of his life in Texas and started in the automotive industry when he was 17. He has had the opportunity to work in various departments through his career but enjoys the front line action with his customers and coworkers.

John is married to his high school sweetheart. They currently reside in McKinney with their two children. When not at work you might find John jamming (he's a drummer) or hanging out with family and friends.

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Shanda Eriksen
Parts Counter
214-778-2643

Shanda was born in Illinois and moved to Texas when she was 8 years old. She currently resides in Frisco with her kiddos and boyfriend and new fur baby Sasha.

She has been in the automotive industry since 2012 and loves what she does.

When she is not at work she is watching her kids play sports. She is a BIG OU fan and loves watching any SOONER sport.

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Jeffrey Halcomb
214-778-2666

Born in Dallas in 1979, I have been in the auto industry for 19 years, the last 13 years of which have been at Classic BMW.  Married 19 years as well and have a 15 year old son.  We enjoy road biking and attending Dallas Maverick games.  We are also BMW owners and love the brand.      

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Finance

Tim Walker
Finance Director
214-778-2727

Tim was born in California, but calls his hometown Denton, Texas. Tim has been an elite sales consultant in high-end vehicles for 15 years. He believes in building customer relationships with his clients because to him this is more than a job, it's a career. Tim has won numerous customer satisfaction awards, by delivering superior service and convenience to his clients. Outside of work, Tim loves spending time with his new bride, Chris and their adorable Boxer, Daisy. He is a Texas Rangers fan through and through. In his free time you will find him playing softball or boxing at the gym.

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Amanda Malchi
Finance Manager
214-778-2718

Amanda was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but grew up in Dallas, Texas which she calls home sweet home. Amanda's father and grandfather started Malchi Auto Equipment in 1950 which influenced her passion and dedication to the automobile industry.

Amanda joined the automotive industry in July 2014 but has been in finance since 2012. In Amanda's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, and new husband, watching sports, relaxing, and most importantly spending time with her family and loved ones.

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